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Reviving Anti-gay Bill

Why it’s a costly waste of time for Ugandans Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Father Simon Lokodo, the ethics and integrity Minister’s planned re-introduction of the anti-homosexuality bill in Parliament has been described by human rights activists as “a waste of time and an unmitigated self-inflicted disaster for Uganda.” …

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Changing differential fluid

Why 2WD has one differential, the 4WD three | THE INDEPENDENT | A differential, or gearbox, basically transfers the power from the transmission to the rear wheels and lets the wheels turn at different speeds when cornering. It is one of the most important parts of a vehicle’s powertrain. And …

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Collective investment scheme assets hit Shs173bn

  The industry still grapples with limited awareness, inadequate skilled labour Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Assets held in Collective Investment Schemes (CIS)  that includes savings and credit cooperative societies, local individuals, investment clubs, institutional investors and local companies in Uganda, has increased sharply over the last six years …

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Art tongue in cheek

Confronting the complex and delicate with sarcasm and self-portraiture | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | As a social-political commentator, Ugandan artist Paul Ndema exploits adversity to provoke intense dialogue and criticism of the socio-political injustices. In his latest series, he delves into the delicate and complex issues of religion, sexuality and cultural …

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Health: Medical negligence

What can be done about it? Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Health professionals are ethically obliged to attend to someone presenting an emergency, says Dr. Apollo Odeke Epuwatt a Physician at Mulago hospital. But when someone comes to the hospital not presenting an emergency, it is up to the …

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed

He has won the Nobel Peace Prize but not everyone is excited NEWS ANALYSISI | THE INDEPENDENT | Since he became Prime Minister in April 2018, Abiy Ahmed has brought a breeze of happy air to Ethiopia and the Horn of East Africa region. Under him, most Ethiopians started to …

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Cooked or raw food

How do they impact on your tummy? | THE INDEPENDENT | It seems intuitive that cooked food and raw food likely impact the gut microbiome in different ways, but there has been little to no research on this topic — so far. A new study in mice and humans now …

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